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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Joe Seferta.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

4/5. Continuing her account, published in 1957, other time as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and the Crimea. Mary has arrived at Balaclava and offers her medical and catering skills to the soldiers and officers. Read by Adjoa Andoh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Temple, arr Llewellyn). Ephesians 2, wl3-18. Pray that Jerusalem May Have Peace (Stanford). He Is Our Peace (Groves). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Words on the Night Breeze By Katie Hims. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Proper Vehicle of Passion

1/2. Writer Julian Barnes and biographer Hermione Lee follow in the tyre-tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. "A cathedral surrounded by a blur. "- from Chartres to Bourges. Concludes next week. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: You and Yours

With lottery sponsorshipgoingto elite performers, only the very finest of Britain's disabled athletes will be given the chance to compete in this year's Paralympics. Is this just as it should be or has the Paralympics lost something by adopting the cut-throat approach of mainstream athletics? With Peter White.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Peter White.
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fast Girl

In 1906 Dorothy Levitt became "the fastest girl on Earth" when she drove a car at 91 mph. Jerome Vincent 's play explores life in the fast lane forthe pioneers of motoring.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Dorothy Levitt
Unknown: Jerome Vincent
Director: David Blount
Dorothy: Rachel Atkins
Selwyn: Kim Wall
Octave: John Evitts
Montv: David Timnsnn
Lady Montague/Vanara: Clare Corbett
Chambers/Father: Peter Mair

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme forthose irritatingquestions from everydaylife. Producer Eve Streeter
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

George Alagiah appeals on behalf of the Association of Minority Rights Group International, a charity that campaigns to end discrimination.
Donations: [address removed]. Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: George Alagiah

: Rhapsody in Blue

4/5. New York Restaurant. When an English girl in New York pretends to be what she isn't, she realises that there's a price to pay. Written by Candida Clark and read by Jenny Coverack. For details see Monday


Written By: Candida Clark
Read By: Jenny Coverack.

: Made in Shetland

4/5. Stewart Thomson was the last lighthouseman on Fair Isle, a tiny speck of land south of the Shetland mainland. When the light was automated, Stewart took up the traditional skill of his grandfather- making beautiful straw-backed chairs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stewart Thomson

: Open Book

PD James talks to Mariella Frostrup about the republication of novels by Dorothy L Sayers. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.

: The Material World

The worldwide web transformed the internet from an academic's reference tool into an everyday source of information. But now the web itself is set for an intellectual revolution. Quentin Cooper surfs the "semantic web" - an "intelligent internet" that can read and understand everything that it contains. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

2/4. Death. Death comes to us all but, forthe rockstar, it can be the start of a whole new career. Mitch Benn continues his journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music hand-in-hand with Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Songs written byMitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Tash Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Eddie gets some bad news.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Words on the Night Breeze

4/5. The Woman Whose Father Does Not Know Her Katie Hims adapts this story from the book The Good
Womenof China by Chinese journalist Xinran. It tells the story of Japanese prisoner Hua'er and the experiences of her family during the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution. Xinran eoes to meet her in orison
Mandarin voices: Liu Huili , Yujie Zhang , Liling Huang and Jean Liew For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Unknown: Liu Huili
Unknown: Yujie Zhang
Unknown: Liling Huang
Unknown: Jean Liew
Xinran: Sarah Lam
Hua'er: Su-Un Lool
Shu: Wendy Kweh
Guard/boy: Jonathan Chan-Pensley

: Parole

New series 1/3. Marcel Berlins is allowed unprecedented access to the inner workings of a parole board whose first case is that of a wife-murderer who has spent 26 years in prison. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Analysis

NewCities for Old. Britain's old industrial cities have been declining for decades - but now some, like Manchester, seem to be bouncing back. Could they be models for other British provincial towns, and is the key to success a new "creative class" of yuppies, artists and gay entrepreneurs? Diane Coyle asks whether there is real substance to this urban renaissance. Producer Zareer Masani Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Costing the Earth

Can You Believe It? How well does the media cover planet Earth's big stories? Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

A round-up of national and international news, and analysis of world events.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

4/10. By Valerie Martin. Housemaid Mary is disturbed by the errand she is asked to run for her master, Dr Jekyl For details see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.
Unknown: Housemaid Mary

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

New series 1/4. For cricket's most unremarkable medium-paced trundler, every problem is an opportunity. So Pod turns his 140 hours of community service teaching the basics of the game to kids into a novel way of promoting his testimonial dinner. Written by and starring Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Nichola Sanderson. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Nick Newman.
Unknown: Nichola Sanderson.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Today in Parliament

The definitive round-up of the day's business from Westminster. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

4/5. The autobiography of the "most famous black Briton". Read by Adjoa Andoh. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-11) 3.50 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)
4.10 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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